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Hamsters love to eat and they will eat everything you offer them.

But feeding t he hamster with unhealthy treats may lead to several problems related to digesti ve system. So, what do hamsters eat and how to feed them? Well, here is a comple te guide that will help you to feed you hamster Feed hamster with hard treat The size of human teeth is predetermined but on other hand hamster's teeth are m ore like hair and grow constantly. So it s important that your hamster eats hard t reats which takes time to chew, or else the teeth of hamster will grow uncomfort ably long. SO feed your hamsters with a hard treat at least once in a week. This can be something simple such as a branch of tree, a dog biscuit or any hard ham ster food. Balanced hamster mix You should feed your hamster with a well balanced hamster mix. It is prepared by blending variety of seeds, nuts and contains low fat and high amount of fiber. Also as the food is not very fine so a grinding action is required by hamster to chew these foods and it helps to prevent their teeth from overgrowing. Some Common ingredients in the balanced hamster mix contain: Seeds of sunflower. Millet and barley. Dried peas and nuts. Dried fruits and vegetables. Corn and rice You should feed your pet everyday with balanced hamster mix Fruits and vegetables Most of the vegetables and fruits provide a healthy food for hamsters but it is important to limit the amount of their diet. That is because some of these foods contain higher water content, especially tomato and green leafy vegetables. If these types of foods are served often or hamster eats too much it can also lead to diarrhea. Especially dwarf hamsters are more prone to diabetes, so veterinari an advice not to offer those fruits. You should serve your hamster with small se rving of different fruits and vegetable, this will provide them variety of nutri tion without causing digestive disorders. Some suggested serving sizes of vegetables and fruits are: 1) A slice of banana, strawberry, mango etc. 2) A single floret of cauliflower 3) A small piece of carrot. 4) A leaf of spinach or reddish. 5) A slice of red tomato. Feeding tips to hamsters Feed your hamster on a regular schedule everyday because they have high metaboli sm. If they are not getting regular meals, their digestive equilibrium will be d isturbed. Hamster must be provided with same proportion of food at same time eve ryday and not just filling up their bowl when empty. Hamster should also have an easy access to fresh water. Foods that should be avoided Hamsters will eat whatever you serve them, but be cautious while feeding these f oods: 1) Raw potatoes - DO not feed your hamster with raw potato as they contain solan ine toxicity which can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. 2) Chocolate contains theobromine toxicity that can lead to seizures and heart a ttacks. 3) Most of the raw bean contains phytohaemagglutinin, it's a protein that can c ause damage to the intestinal lining. 4) Garlic and onion contains thiosulphate that and can lead to a breakdown of RB C (red blood cells).